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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] [v2] m68k: mac: use time64_t in RTC handling
Hi Arnd, Finn,

On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 10:55 AM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 7:26 AM, Finn Thain <fthain@telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
> > On Tue, 19 Jun 2018, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> >
> >> The real-time clock on m68k (and powerpc) mac systems uses an unsigned
> >> 32-bit value starting in 1904, which overflows in 2040, about two years
> >> later than everyone else, but this gets wrapped around in the Linux code
> >> in 2038 already because of the deprecated usage of time_t and/or long in
> >> the conversion.
> >>
> >> Getting rid of the deprecated interfaces makes it work until 2040 as
> >> documented, and it could be easily extended by reinterpreting the
> >> resulting time64_t as a positive number. For the moment, I'm adding a
> >> WARN_ON() that triggers if we encounter a time before 1970 or after 2040
> >> (the two are indistinguishable).
> >>
> >
> > I really don't like the WARN_ON(), but I'd prefer to address that in a
> > separate patch rather than impede the progress of this patch (or of this
> > series, since 3/3 seems to be unrelated).
> >
> > BTW, have you considered using the same wrap-around test (i.e. YY < 70)
> > that we use for the year register in the other RTC chips?
>
> That wrap-around test would have the same effect as the my original
> version (aside from the two bugs I now fixed), doing rougly
>
> - return time - RTC_OFFSET;
> + return (u32)(time - RTC_OFFSET);
>
> or some other variation of that will give us an RTC that supports all dates
> between 1970 and 2106. I don't think anyone so far had a strong
> preference here, so I went with what Mathieu suggested and kept the
> original Mac behavior, but added the WARN_ON().

So, is this safe to apply?
Especially in light of the warnings seen by Meelis with the PPC version.

Thanks!


Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

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-- Linus Torvalds

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